Above Surface Interaction for Multiscale Navigation in Mobile Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality enables the exploration of large information spaces. In physically constrained spaces such as airplanes or buses, controller-based or mid-air interaction in mobile Virtual Reality
can be challenging. Instead, the input space on and above touchscreen enabled devices such as smartphones or tablets could be employed for Virtual Reality interaction in those spaces.
In this context, we compared an above surface interaction
technique with traditional 2D on-surface input
for navigating large planar
information spaces such as maps in a controlled user study (n = 20). We find that our proposed above surface interaction technique
results in significantly better performance and user preference
compared to pinch-to-zoom and drag-to-pan when navigating planar information spaces.
Conference Talk Video
Tim Mezner, Travis Gesslein, Alexander Otte & Jens Grubert. Above Surface Interaction for Multiscale Navigation in Mobile Virtual Reality
. In Proceedings of IEEE Virtual Reality (VR) 2020, pp. 372-381.arxiv version
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